The late Dale Earnhardt’s famed #3 will be back on the track next season. Austin Dillon, the grandson of car owner, Richard Childress, will have the number three next year when he joins the Sprint Cup Series. Dillon has been using the number all through the NASCAR ranks. Childress feels like Dillon using the number would have the blessing of the Legendary Earhardt. The number has not been used since Earnhardt’s death in 2001 at the season opener that year at Daytona. Dillon has been using the number since 2009 when he made his truck series debut.